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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 8: (search)
n was exhausted, but they stood with bayonets fixed. I am proud of the officers and men of my command for their noble conduct on this day. Especial credit is due to Col. W. P. Barclay of the Twenty-third, and Maj. Tully Graybill, Twenty-eighth, who with their regiments met and defeated the fiercest assaults of the enemy. General Hill gave to Barclay the proud title of The hero of South Mountain. Gen. Howell Cobb had taken possession of Sandy Hook, near Harper's Ferry, and returned to Brownsville, when he was ordered to hurry to the support of Munford and Parham at Crampton's gap, the southernmost pass of South mountain. He marched forward with instructions to hold the gap against overwhelming numbers, if it cost the life of every man in his command. He put his men on the flanks of Mahone's brigade, and all went well until the center was broken. Even then Cobb was able to check the enemy's advance by momentary rallies, until, night coming on, he made a successful stand near th
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
45, 4 Brownsburg, Va. 81, 6; 100, 1; 137, E2 Brown's Ferry, Ala. 24, 3; 149, E5, 149, G8 Brown's Ferry, Tenn. 35, 6; 47, 8; 49, 1, 49, 2; 50, 1; 57, 1; 97, 1; 101, 1; 149, C10 Vicinity of, Oct. 26-29, 1863 50, 1 Brown's Gap, Va. 74, 1; 81, 4; 84, 9; 85, 1, 85, 5, 85, 28; 94, 2; 100, 1; 137, D4 Brownsville, Ark. 47, 1; 135-A; 154, B4; 159, A13 Brownsville, Ky. 118, 1; 150, D7 Brownsville, Md. 27, 3; 74, 1; 100, 1; 116, 2; 136, E6 Brownsville, Miss. 36, 1; 51, 1; 71, 15; 117, 1; 155, C9 Brownsville, Tenn. 117, 1; 135-A; 153, H11; 171 Brownsville, Tex. 43, 8; 54, 1; 65, 10; 171 Browntown, Va. 94, 2 Brucetown, Va. 81, 4; 85, 11, 85, 12; 94, 2 Bruin Lake, La. 155, D6 Brunswick, Ga. 117, 1; 135-A; 145, D11; 171 Brunswick, Mo. 135-A; 152, B2; 161, B14 Brunswick River, N. C.: Obstructions, Feb. 7, 1865 68, 7 Brush Mountain, Ga. 43, 4; 49, 4; 59, 3; 60, 1; 88, 2 Buchanan, V
e to that point with about six thousand men. Pemberton, no longer daring to disregard his superior, immediately directed a retrograde movement, reversing his column as it stood. His purpose was to return towards Edward's depot, and take the Brownsville road, and then proceed north of the railroad towards Clinton. He notified Johnston in haste that his communication had been received, and informed him of the route of march. At about five o'clock on this morning, two men employed on the Jathe construction of bridges, for at this place the Big Black is wide and deep, and the rebels had secured at least twelve hours advance, by the destruction of the crossing. He also ordered all the cavalry at his disposal to move out as far as Brownsville, and ascertain if possible the position and intentions of Johnston. During the day, he sent word to Sherman: Secure a commanding position on the west bank of Black river, as soon as you can. If the information you gain after crossing warrants
that little further progress could be made by digging alone, and Grant accordingly determined to make the final assault on the morning of the 6th of July. Orders were issued to prepare the heads of approaches for the easy debouche of troops, to widen the main approaches so that the men could move easily by fours, and to prepare planks and sand-bags filled with pressed cotton, for crossing ditches. Johnston was moving up at the same time. On the night of the 1st, he encamped between Brownsville and the Big Black river, and, on the 3d, sent word to Pemberton, that about the 7th of the month, an attempt to create a diversion would be made, to enable the garrison to cut its way out. This dispatch did not reach Pemberton till the 10th of July, when both he and the messenger were prisoners. This attack, however, was never made. The movement to Browns ville was the last operation undertaken for the relief or the defence of Vicksburg. On the 22d of June, Pemberton had suggested to
Milliken's bend, fought on the 7th of June, 1863, together with the list of casualties. In this battle most of the troops engaged were Africans, who had but little experience in the use of arms. Their conduct is said, however, to have been most gallant, and I doubt not but with good officers they will make good troops. General Grant to General Halleck.—(Cipher telegram.) near Vicksburg, June 16, 1863. Every thing progresses well here. Johnston's force is at Yazoo City, Benton, Brownsville, and Clinton. I am fortifying at Haine's bluff to make my position certain, but believe I could go out with force enough to drive the rebels from between the two rivers. Deserters come out daily. All report rations short. We scarcely ever lose a man now. Health and condition of troops most excellent. General Grant to General Halleck.—(telegram.) near Vicksburg, June 19, 1863. I have found it necessary to relieve General McClernand, particularly at this time, for his publicatio
vision: Fourteenth and Twenty-sixth infantry, Col. W. E. Baldwin's brigade. In Floyd's division: Twentieth infantry, Floyd's brigade; Twenty-second and Twenty-fifth infantry, and the Pettus Flying artillery, Bowen's brigade; First and Third (afterward 23d) infantry, Gen. Charles Clark's brigade. The Warren light artillery, Captain Swett, was attached to Hindman's brigade, posted on the railroad east of Bowling Green. First Lieutenant Orlin, with one gun, was distinguished in combat at Brownsville, November 21st, and the whole battery at Rowlett's Station, December 19th, two actions which promised success for the Confederate arms in Kentucky. But, unfortunately, a month later disaster overtook the command of General Zollicoffer, which had advanced from Eastern Tennessee toward Mill Springs, on the Cumberland river. In the battle of Fishing Creek, January 19th, the Fifteenth Mississippi, Col. W. S. Statham, began its famous fighting career under the leadership of Lieut.-Col. Ed
by the abandonment of Corinth by Hurlbut, who burned the town and prepared his forces to co-operate with Sherman. The plan was for Sherman to march from Vicksburg with 25,500 men; while Gen. William Sooy Smith, with a cavalry division 6,500 strong, should march from Memphis to Meridian by way of Pontotoc and Okolona. About January 28th Sherman began a demonstration with gunboats up the Yazoo. He was closely watched by General Lee, who had posted Ross' brigade at Benton and Starke's at Brownsville. Wirt Adams, who had been operating in East Louisiana, was brought up to Raymond. The advance up the Yazoo was very gallantly met by Ross' Texans, who encountered with equal aplomb infantry, cavalry and gunboats at Liverpool, defeating the infantry and gunboats combined. Under cover of this diversion, Sherman's two corps of infantry rapidly crossed the Big Black and advanced to Clinton. Here the brigades of Adams and Starke engaged in a heavy skirmish February 4th, and then hung on t
, S. B., III., 344. Brown, W. M., X., 263. Brown,, U. S. S., VI., 228. Brown Roan, horse of Gen'l Lee, IV., 309. Browne, E. H., VII., 123. Browne, J. C., I., 14. Browne, J. H., VII., 88, 138, 146. Brownell, Katey (Kady), IX., 68, 69, 71. Brownes Cross roads, Ga., III., 338. Brown's cavalry, Confederate, I., 350. Brown's Ferry, Tenn., II., 292, 298, 300. Brown's Gap., Va., III., 158. Brownsville, Ark., II., 342. Brownsville, Miss., II., 344. Brownsville, Palmetto Branch, near Tex., III., 346. Bruinsburg, La., II., 214. Brunswick, Ga., IV., 77. Brunswick, Mo., I., 350. Bryan, G., X., 263. Bryan, H., V., 121. Bryan, J. R., balloon trips of, at Yorktown, Va., VIII., 371. Bryan, P., VIII., 289. Bryan, Mayor of Baton Rouge, I., 233. Bryant, D., IX., 347. Bryant, H., VII., 226. Bryant, N. C., I., 215. Bryson, A., VI., 179. Buchanan, F.:
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
safest route was not that which passes south of the railroad, striking the latter at Bolton, but the route called the Brownsville road, which passes round the right bank of Baker's Creek and follows the railroad track north for a certain distance. nearly his whole army was then at Edwards' Station; he could have put it in motion during the day for Clinton by the Brownsville road, which passes about four miles north of Bolton; by marching from seven to nine miles on that day his heads of cod, having no knowledge of the battle which had just been fought at Champion's Hill, had started on the 17th of May for Brownsville, in the hope of meeting Pemberton on the road from Edwards' Station to Clinton, north of the railroad; and on receivinor Big Black River on the 29th of June at the head of twenty-six thousand men, and encamped on the 1st of July between Brownsville and that stream. He was still in hope of being able to make a diversion which should enable Pemberton to make his es
[Associated press dispatches]important from the Rid Grande. Charleston, S. C, Jan. 11. --Late advices from San Antonio, Texas, state that an express from Brownsville had brought information that 4,000 French troops had landed at Matamoras, Mexico, and taken possession.
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